Even though education is Important in life but skills are more valuable in life. Hence, as parents you need to pay attention to your child’s skills and not just focus only on his academic. Days ago Shakira shared the skills of her two sons Milan and Sasha and that was quite impressive that she has recognized the skills her kids have. Do you know the skills your child have?
It’s important that you know the skills your child have and help them improve on it so that by the time they are adults they would have become experts in it. Sometimes if you over focus on your child academics you might become blind to skills that your child has which might become extremely valuable to him in future.
There are kids who already know what skills they have and this is very recommendable while there are those who requires that you the parents would be the one to discover the skills by always observing your child and then calling the child’s attention to the skills. The other day I was discussing with my son and I made him realize he has video editing skills which he never realized he has. We discussed on ways he could harness the skill. Thus, if your kids don’t already know the skill they have it becomes your duty to let them know after which the next step is on how to polish the skill and improve on it .
It’s wrong to shut your child off when he wants to improve on his skills or for you to think it’s a waste of time. You never know if that skill will be a life saver for your child in the future. There are parents that would shun their child when he wants to talk about his skills and rather tell the child to focus on his academic. You need to remember that education is Important but most employers prefer people who are skilled. So you can balance it up by letting your child focus both on his academics and his skill.
After resolving all issues surrounding the child’s skill the next step is how to help your child improve or polish that skill. You can search online for professional coaching in that field or check your location to see if there is anywhere close by to where you live where your child can receive further training on the skill. The good thing is that it’s easier for kids to learn and improve their skill rather than when they are adult.
Be sure to ask all necessary questions to ensure the coaching class won’t be both a waste of time and money for you and your child. Let them know your expectation for your child at the end of the programme so that if that can’t be achieved with their program you can look elsewhere.
Finally, also monitor your child and ensure that what he’s learning his helping him improve on his skills. If at the end of the day the skill is well brushed up even if he’s not using it commercially now who said he won’t utilize profitably in the future.